Bullying the Bully with Mediation: Extortion or Blessing

Gary S. Davis, Esq.
Gary S. Davis, Esq.
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Published October 1, 2018

With increasing frequency, lawyers throughout the country are handling bullying cases. I have mediated matters and followed highly publicized cases where students were the targets of videos posted on social media that spewed hatred and conveyed racially or ethnically threatening material, sometimes even using the student’s name. Attorneys consulted by these victims of cyberbullying often seek monetary compensation from the bully, the bully’s parents, and, at times, the school where both the bully and the victim are students.

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